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UNNATURAL CAUSES ...is inequality making us sick?
Rebroadcast Fridays at 10PM, October 9, 16, 23, 30, 2009. Dates and times may vary. Check local listings.
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Production Team and Advisors

Produced by California Newsreel with Vital Pictures
Presented by the National Minority Consortia of public television
Outreach in association with the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Health Policy Institute

Production Team

Series Creator and Executive Producer: Larry Adelman
Co-Executive Producer: Llewellyn M. Smith
Senior Producer: Christine Herbes-Sommers
Director of Outreach and Series Associate Producer: Rachel Poulain
Web Site Producer: Jean Cheng
Web Site Design and Production: Interactive Knowledge, Inc.
Media Relations: McKinney & Associates, CaraMar, DeShields & Associates

Hour 1

IN SICKNESS AND IN WEALTH
Directed by Llewellyn M. Smith
Produced by Llewellyn M. Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers
Co Produced by Julie Crawford

Hour 2

WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS
Produced by Tracy Heather Strain, Randall MacLowry, Eric Stange
Directed by Tracy Heather Strain

BECOMING AMERICAN
Produced and Directed by Patricia Garcia Rios, Maria Teresa Rodriguez

Hour 3

BAD SUGAR
Produced and Directed by James M. Fortier
Co-Produced by Sativa January

PLACE MATTERS
Produced and Directed by Ellie Lee

Hour 4

COLLATERAL DAMAGE
Produced and Directed by Eric Stange
Co-Produced by Kimberlee Bassford

NOT JUST A PAYCHECK
Produced and Directed by James Rutenbeck

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Scholarly Advisors

  • Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Associate Professor of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard University
  • Nancy Adler, Chair, MacArthur Network on Socio-Economic Status and Health; Director, Center for Health and Community, University of California, San Francisco
  • Gail Christopher, Vice President for Health, Women and Families, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
  • Troy Duster, former President, American Sociological Association; Professor of Sociology, New York University
  • Harold Freeman, MD, Associate Director, National Cancer Institute; Director, NCI's Center to Reduce Health Disparities
  • Camara Jones, MD, Research Director, Social Determinants of Health, Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Ichiro Kawachi, MD, Director, Harvard Center for Society and Health, Harvard University School of Public Health
  • Nancy Krieger, Professor, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University
  • Brian Smedley, Research Director and Co-Founder, Opportunity Agenda; study director for the Institute of Medicine's ÒUnequal TreatmentÓ
  • S. Leonard Syme, Professor of Epidemiology (emeritus), School of Public Health, University of California-Berkeley
  • Makani Themba-Nixon, Executive Director, The Praxis Project
  • David Williams, Norman Professor of Public Health, Harvard University
    Strategic Outreach Partners
  • Gail Christopher, DN, Director, Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economics Studies
  • Richard Hofrichter, Policy Analyst, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
  • Makani Themba-Nixon, Executive Director, The Praxis Project
  • Brian Smedley, Research Director and Co-founder, Opportunity Agenda
  • Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association (APHA)

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Produced by
California Newsreel
With Vital Pictures, Inc.
Presented by
the National Minority Consortia
of Public Television
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